2017 OCEAN CRUISE
Going to Block Island, Newport, Martha's Vineyard, and other ports.
Leave Baltimore Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day).
Date Depart Arrive
Mon. 5/29 Baltimore Chesapeake City. MD
Tue. 5/30 Chesapeake City. MD Cape May, NJ
Wed. 5/31 - Thu. 6/1 Cape May, NJ Salt Pond, Block Island, RI
Fri. 6/2 Block Island, RI Newport, RI
Sat. 6/3 - Mon. 6/5 Layover in Newport, local sailing in Narragansett Bay
Tue. 6/6 Newport, RI Cuttyhunk Island, MA
Wed. 6/7 Cuttyhunk Island, MA Martha's Vineyard
Thu. 6/8 - Fri. 6/9 Layover in Martha's Vinyard
Sat. 6/10 Martha's Vineyard Nantucket Island, MA
Sun. 6/11 - Mon. 6/12 Layover in Nantucket
Return option 1: (Tourist plan) Day sails down Long Island Sound, down East River past New York City, under Verrazano Narrows Bridge, off New Jersey coast to Cape May. Probably a total of eight to ten days from Nantucket back to Baltimore.
Return option 2: (High Seas plan) Jump off from Block Island, sail overnight back to Cape May. Probably six or seven days from Nantucket back to Baltimore.
NOTE: all these times are estimates. Weather will have a big say in the actual schedule. Crew preferences and connection schedules will also be factors.
Think about which parts would interest you and fit your schedule!
We will discuss options over the next few months.

2017 RACING SEASON
Calendar of
CANDIDATE MAJOR EVENTS
Needless to say, Infrared will do the BCYA Icebreaker, Tuesday Night Races, and the Fall Series.
(Suggest other events for us to consider, too!)
THE USUAL LIST, BUT SUGGESTIONS WELCOME!
DATE EVENT STATUS
Saturday
July 15, 2017
BCYA RACE TO BALTIMORE Infrared will definitely do this.
Saturday
TBA
NPSA HARRY YOUNG CUP Non-spinnaker casual event out at North Point.
Saturday
TBA
USS CONSTELLATION CUP Since we won the Cup in 2012 race and the Colligan Cup in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Infrared will definitely do this.
Saturday
October 21, 2017
BALTIMORE HARBOR CUP Infrared will definitely do this.


2017 RACING SEASON
Calendar of Scheduled Events
DATE EVENT CREW
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 BCYA TUESDAY NIGHT RACING
SPRING SERIES - RACE 4

LET'S KEEP UP THE MOMENTUM FROM WEEKS 1 and 3!!

WE MUST LEAVE THE DOCK AT TIDEWATER YACHT SERVICE CENTER
AT 1735 HOURS!!!



Let me know if you are in.
Position Crew
1 Foredeck Greg Guess
2 Mast Andrew Rabinowitz
3 Pit 1 Jon Reid
4 Pit 2/Spin Trim Steve Reid
5 Pit 3 Kelly Kolson
6 Main Sail Harry Parker
7 Head Sail Mike Shippen
8 Head Sail George Currie
9 Helmsman Bob Sopka
10 Tactician Jessica Morrison
  Green = confirmed
Orange = not confirmed

2017 RACING SEASON
Racing Results
NO. DATE EVENT RESULT COMMENTS
1 Saturday, April 8, 2017 BCYA Icebreaker  3rd out of 5 Peregrine, Afterschock, then Infrared finished within 90 seconds after almost 9 nm. Couldn't hold off those guys on final stretch inside mark "C". Reefed main when rounding "V" but runner snagged head of main, costing us most of the 90 seconds. Excellent crew work for first race!
Sunshine, 53°F, WNW 15-25 kt
2 Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Spring Series - Race 1  2nd out of 9 A great beginning to the season!. Good start into clear air, first to windward mark and good boat speed throughout. Full compliment of nine crew was a big help hiking for speed and pointing. We passed Circus in final spin run - something we seldom do.
71°F, S 8-18 kts.
3 Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Spring Series - Race 2  8th out of 10 One bad idea led to a poor finish!. As light air persisted, we went left on final spin run looking for pressure (Bob's call, Jessica not responsible!), but wind built to 20-23 knots pushing those behind us past us. Less than 30 sec between middle of fleet to us at back.
65°F, SE 5-7 kts, then SE 18-23 kts.
4 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Spring Series - Race 3  1st out of 10 Outstanding sailing night for us! When it's cold, rainy, windy, Infrared has a full enthusiastic crew, most other boats too timid to even show up. Vulture and Morning Star were the competition, but on a night like this, excellent crew work imperative to keep speed and control.
Rainy, 57°F, NE 12-23 kts, then NE 8-12 kts.



Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2017

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2017

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2016

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2016

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2016

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2016

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2016

Photo Credit: Hampton Yacht Club 2015


Photo Credit: SpinSheet 2015

Photo Credit: SpinSheet 2015

Photo Credit: Steve Young 2015

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2015

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2015

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2015

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2015

Photo Credit: Spin Sheet 2015

Photo Credit: Spin Sheet 2015

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2015

Commodores Ball, February 2015


Photo Credits: Pierpoint Photography 2014

Photo Credit: Jennifer Simmons

Photo Credit: Jennifer Simmons

Photo Credit: Jennifer Simmons

Photo Credit: SpinSheet 2013

Photo Credit: SpinSheet 2013

Photo Credit: Mark Hergan 2014

Photo Credit: Mark Hergan 2014

Photo Credit: Jennifer Simmons

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2013

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2013

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2013

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2013

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2013

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2012
Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2012

Photo by Dave Dunigan

Spinsheet Photo by Cory Deere


Photo by PhotoBoat.com


Photo by PhotoBoat.com


Infrared Videos!
On YouTube
2010 Governors Cup Race Movie
2010 Northern Bay Race Week
2010 First Race
Photo by Tom Behrle 2009




Annapolis to Newport 2007 Annapolis to Newport 2007


 





Some Cruising Photos

Infrared at the wharf in St. Pierre in August, 2002. Just off the south coast of Newfoundland, St. Pierre is the last vestige of the French empire in North America. It remains French territory, you pass French Customs to get in, and fly a French courtesy flag when there.


Infrared visiting Grand Bruit on the south coast of Newfoundland in 2002. Grand Bruit is a village to which there are no roads, one can only get there by boat. Population ~80 in summer, ~20 in winter. The village was officially closed by the Canadian government in 2010.


SOMETIMES WE NEED A WINDWARD SPINNAKER DOUSE!
Something to Contemplate